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Spring is near and it’s time to break out the pastels, the florals and of course the Easter themed crafts! I’m here today to share a super simple tutorial to create these adorable bunny ear hair clips using the Cricut Maker. You’ll be able to recreate these cute clips in just minutes and won’t have to cut out a single piece of fabric with the help of your handy Cricut Maker cutting machine.
This was my first Cricut Maker sewing project and it most definitely won’t be my last! I really found the process easy and quick to upload my own design, choose the correct material and tool and get right to cutting. I was able to multi-task and sew some of the ear pieces while the machine cut the next set.
This project takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, is great for a beginner sewist and those new to Design Space, and will give you two, adorable 4″ by 2″ bunny ear clips.
Bunny Ear Hair Clip Tutorial
- Cricut Maker
- Rotary Blade tool
- Fabric Cutting Mat
- Fat Quarter of Two Different Fabrics (can be quilting cotton, felt, denim, linen, etc)
- Hair Clips
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Sewing Machine
- Tube Turner
- Optional: Medium Weight Interfacing (needed if using thinner fabrics such as quilting cotton, linen, etc. to help add stiffness to the ears)
- Optional: embellishments such as leather bows, felt bows, floral, pom poms, etc.
- Bunny Ear Cut File
Using the Cricut Maker
You’ll start by logging into Design Space and opening the Bunny Ear Cut File linked above. You can change the size and proportion of the main ear and ear contrast pieces. You can also only cut one set of each if you are using non-sew materials. If you are sewing your main ear and ear contrast pieces from fabric, you’ll want to be sure to have the two mirrored sets of each as shown below.
The yellow mat shows the ear contrast pieces. In this sample, I used lawn fabric from Cotton and Steel.
You’ll select your materials for the ear contrast pieces. In this example, I chose Medium Fabrics (like Cotton), default pressure and the Rotary Blade tool.
I placed a small piece of the cotton fabric onto the Fabric Grip cutting mat and loaded it to the Cricut Maker.
After a quick peel of the fabric from the mat, I had the four ear contrast pieces.
Next, you’ll load another Fabric Grip cutting mat with your main ear fabric. In this example, I chose white felt but you can cut from other woven fabrics if you prefer!
Within moments, you’ll have your four main bunny ear pieces!
Sewing the Bunny Ears
Place the two sets of bunny ear contrast pieces together, right sides together and raw edges lining up. Sew around the long edges of the ear contrast with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Notch around the curves or use pinking shears to trim the seam allowance. Use a tube turner and turn the ear contrast pieces right side out. Press.
Place one ear contrast piece on one main ear piece as shown below. Sew to attach the contrast to the main using a satin stitch or small straight stitch.
Place two main ear pieces (one with the contrast sewn on and one without) together, right sides touching and the raw edges lining up. Sew around the long edges with 1/4″ seam allowance.
Use a tube turner again to turn the ears right side out.
Attaching the Bunny Ears
Using a hot glue gun, attach one bunny ear to a hair clip. Other options would be to attach the ears to a headband, floral halo, fascinator, pillbox hat, etc.
Embellishing the Bunny Ears
You can add fun embellishment such as leather bows, pom poms, flowers, etc. to dress up the bunny ears and help cover the clip.
I hope that gets you inspired and prepared for spring sewing!!! If you create your own set of bunny ears from this tutorial, please tag me on Instagram! I can’t wait to see what you sew up!
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